2017 ORS 346.565¹
Participation in state health benefit plan and deferred compensation plan

(1) A business enterprise manager who is blind, as described under ORS 346.510 (Definitions for ORS 346.510 to 346.570) to 346.570 (Rights of persons operating vending facilities prior to August 20, 1957), or a person who is blind who is an employee of a private nonprofit Oregon corporation established and authorized by the Commission for the Blind to provide employment to persons who are blind may participate in a health benefit plan available to state employees pursuant to ORS 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285) to 243.285 (Salary deductions) at the expense of the manager or employee.

(2) A business enterprise manager who is blind, as described under ORS 346.510 (Definitions for ORS 346.510 to 346.570) to 346.570 (Rights of persons operating vending facilities prior to August 20, 1957), may participate in state deferred compensation plan established under ORS 243.401 (Definitions for ORS 243.401 to 243.507) to 243.507 (Payment of deferred compensation to alternate payee under judgment or order), contingent on participation not affecting the tax exempt status of other contributions to the deferred compensation plan.

(3) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, such managers and employees shall be considered eligible state employees. [1991 c.577 §2; 1997 c.179 §28; 1997 c.222 §51; 2007 c.70 §134]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of competitive bidding pro­ce­dures to vending stand program of Commission for the Blind, (1975) Vol 37, p 392

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 346—Programs for Persons Who Are Blind or Deaf, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors346.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 346, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano346.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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